22 Items in This Collection
1) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 1
Label on can - (25) Uncle Eph at Raymond's in Boston (Silent). [1930?] Willkie [Ending?].    more
2) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 2
Bus accident on Main Street, Ellsworth, followed by Robbins Bros. 3 Ring Circus train unloading. This film is from July 4, 1938. (See Robbins Bros tour dates, http://www.circushistory.o...   more
3) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 3
Label on box - Ell[sworth, Maine,] Fair 8/30/33. 'Hot'.    more
5) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 5
Can numbered (2) Loose note in can - Reel #5. Sunday August 6, 1933 at Bar Harbor. First, taken of the British Ships crews and Band, as they left the ESS Wharf for Episcopal Church, the...   more
7) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 7
No can. Reel labeled Personnel. [1934].    more
8) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 8
Reel 8: Inner box labeled - G L Parade Jan 26, '34. Outer box labeled No Good, addressed to W.J. Clark, Water Street, Ellsworth, ME.   more
9) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 9
Label on can - (3) Personal Scenes (Silent). [1934] Loose notes in can - Primo Carnera Primo Carnera Wikipedia at Ellsworth, A.L. Field Day at Orland, Downie Bros. Circus Parade at Ell...   more
10) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 10
Loose notes in can - Reel #4. Scenes at the Dorgan Cottage, Bayside, June 30, 1935. The First Air-Plane (Air-Mail) Trip leaving Trenton Air-Port [Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport], Sun...   more
11) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 11
Label on can - (5) Personal (silent). Clark the Printer [?] [1935]    more
12) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 12
Label on can - 11, [1936] ;Loose notes inside can: Scenes at Ellsworth High Schools, taken first in the rooms at Ellsworth Falls right after the Xmas concerts 1936, then the drills and...   more
13) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 13
Label on can - 20 Silent Movie.;Reel 13 from DVDs of 16mm transferred October 1999. Action presumably takes place in June as there are school graduations. Lightly edited if at all, and...   more
14) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 14
Erecting a power pole outside Clark the Printer in winter, pan of Ellsworth streets around Main Street and Water Street. Bridge. Shots of still photos, some around town and some on hol...   more
15) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 15
ACL leader. Memorial Day, May 21, 1937. Train at grade crossing. G.A.R. Parade in Ellsworth. Boy Scouts, veterans, wreath thrown from bridge. Ox Head Ale float, Standard Brewery wit...   more
16) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 16
Loose notes in can - Dirigo News scenes taken about Ellsworth (See Book) 1937-38. Scenes taken at Bar Harbor Surf by Serenus Rodick, Nov. 1939 (200ft) Labor Day at Bluehill [sic] Sept....   more
17) New York World's Fair, 1939--Walter J. Clark--home movies. Reel 20
Home movie of 1939 Clark family visit to the New York World's Fair and New York City.;New York World's Fair footage: Turnstiles at entrance to the Fair. Visitors on buses, "Greyhound t...   more
18) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 21
Loose notes in can - See Book, part of same taken off, as it is now November 11, 1939 at Gardiner and over to Maryannies Thanksgiving 1939 November 30. Also Billy the cat. ;Label on can...   more
19) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 23
Box labeled - Silent. Aunt Annie down home for dinner. Fire Engine Union River. Parade in Bangor. New Baptist Church Fire. [1941] Reel 24: Label on can - (10) Personal (silent). [1944]    more
20) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 25
Label on can - (26) Personal (Silent). 1945    more
21) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 26
Box labeled - Dr. Gumprecht. Daddy icing. 1946-1947. Addressed from Eugene S. Ashley, Maple Lane, Northeast Harbor, ME.    more
22) [Walter J. Clark--home movies] Reel 27
Box label - M. James wedding. B Hbr fire. McCormick house. Addressed from Eugene S. Ashley, Box 514, Northeast Harbor, Maine. ; Fragment: snippet removed from commercial short put on co...   more
Clark, Walter J. Collection
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Credit: Walter J. Clark Collection. Northeast Historic Film.
Collection Date Range
1930 – 1950
Collection contains [Walter J. Clark--home movies], a record of community activities and public spaces in and around Ellsworth, Maine, with some scenes of family activities and travel. The majority of the content depicts local events in Ellsworth, Maine, during the 1930s including fairs, parades, building construction and dedications, the Ellsworth fire of 1933, and prisoners shoveling snow as well as street scenes and pedestrians in town. Some reels show travel in Maine: Perry's Nut House of Belfast, Maine, and Admiral Peary's schooner "Bowdoin" at Bar Harbor in 1933. Other reels include travel outside the state including footage of Boston's 300th anniversary parade in 1930 and the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Mr. Clark's films include printed intertitles and a clip at the beginning of many reels showing Mr. Clark with a movie camera and the credit "Photography by Clark, The Printer, Ellsworth." Reel 13 is Movie Queen, Ellsworth (1935), an Amateur Theatre Guild of Boston film directed by Mary Crowley. Sponsored by the Lions Club with a live stage show in the new Ellsworth city hall, followed by the 16mm film, starring Ella Robinson as "the movie queen." (Ellsworth American, June 5, 1935)
Biographical/Historical Notes
Walter J. Clark, Jr. was a printer in Ellsworth, Maine, who enjoyed documenting notable events and people in his area. He was active in community organizations and served as Hancock County treasurer for many years. Clark died in 1942. The collection was donated by his grandson, Stephen Ashley.
People and Organizations
Walter J. Clark
Northeast Historic Film
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Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
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